Benefit soup kitchen May 24 at Tryon Fire DepartmentPublished 5:12pm Friday, May 18, 2012
The Polk County Sheriff’s Office and Tryon Fire Department will hold their next soup kitchen Thursday, May 24 from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. at the Tryon Fire Department. This month’s event will be a spaghetti dinner.
Proceeds from this month’s event will be used to assist Tryon resident David Webster with medical bills.
“We’ve been very fortunate with the success of the first four soup kitchens in terms of being able to make money to fund its continuation,” said Polk County Sheriff Donald Hill. “We wanted to try something different this month and help a citizen in need. This doesn’t change the mission of the soup kitchen – we still are able to provide meals to those who cannot afford them, but we wanted to do something a little different with the proceeds from this month’s event. I think it speaks volumes about the generosity of our citizens that we’re able to do this while still being able to maintain funding to continue the program on regular basis.”
Meals will be available for take-out or people may eat at the Tryon Fire Department. Donations can be made at the event or can be dropped off at the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. Checks can be made out to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office; write “David Webster” in the memo line.
For more information on this event, contact the Polk County Sheriff’s Office at 828-894-3001 or the Tryon Fire Department at 828-859-9566.
– article submitted
by Kim Pack